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Aria di Capri

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Launched in 2003 by Italian niche perfume line Carthusia I Profumi di Capri. As their website says, “All Carthusia Fragrance have a hidden yet indivisible bond with Capri. The feelings and moods inherent in Carthusia products are the result of zealous and professional research into components derived exclusively from Capri’s environment.” In fact, the perfume is made on the island at Viale Matteotti.

‘Aria di Capri’ means ‘air of Capri’ and what gorgeous air it is.
It opens with a nose-tickling sparkle from aldehydes followed by fresh citrusy bergamot and petitgrain but soon mellows to a delicate lemony glow. As it evolves a gentle powderiness – soft, not soapy – comes forward before and opens up to a tender floral heart. There’s honey-tinged mimosa, indolic jasmine, rich rose and just enough geranium so that it smells fresh rather than clean. And then, just then, there appears the most hauntingly beautiful peach accord. This is not a dried peach, runny ripe peach or a jammy peach. This is the fragrance of a peach still on the bough, warmed by the sun. The base of cedarwood, musk and herbaceous laurel anchors it perfectly.
The drydown is surprisingly light and delicate for a parfum concentration, yet it has a presence that lasts for hours and makes me smile each time I catch a whiff of it.

Aria di Capri is the essence of the ‘air of Capri’ – lemons, oranges, peaches, lush floral gardens, woods and herbs carried on a gentle salty sea breeze.

Notes: aldehydes, bergamot, pettigrain, lemon, mimosa, jasmine, geranium, rose, peach, cedarwood, musk, laurel.

Type: parfum

Parfumeur: Laura Bosetti Tonatto

Price: $5.00